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  2. Having a Splendid Time.

    Sammy came home from an afternoon at the Natural History Museum. "Where have you been ?" said his grandpa, who saw that he was in uncommonly good ...

    Article : 45 words
  3. The Cycle as a Moral Agent.

    Belle : "I'm so glad Jack has got a bicycle; it has helped his disposition wonderfully." Nan: "His disposition ? Why, how could it?" ...

    Article : 68 words
  4. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [Some readers who have been kind enough to send in contributions for this column evidently do not understand that only bush songs are wanted. The majority of so-called songs sent in are simply poems, ...

    Article : 342 words
  5. How He Got There.

    The man came bolting into the Central Station and flow to the ticket office. "I want a ticket to Ipswich," he puffed. "The train has gone," responded the clerk. ...

    Article : 117 words
  6. He Had an Object.

    Miss Lauderdale (who has just been saved from drowning): "How can I thank you sufficiently, my dear Mr. De Muir, for having saved my life? I shall never forget your ...

    Article : 79 words
  7. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.— HUDIBRAS. Bird Fanciers.— Cats. Marine Art,—Steamers drawing water. ...

    Article : 891 words
  8. Famous Expressions.

    "He was as mad as a hatter" is a phrase often used to indicate that a person has been very angry. But why should a hatter be more addicted to anger than the tailor or the ...

    Article : 386 words
  9. What Was Expected.

    The young fellow had been quite devoted to the girl for several months, and one evening while he was waiting for her, her wealthy and venerable dad walked in on him and began to ...

    Article : 196 words

    A is for Australia, the land in which we are; B is for the bush, my boys, which stretches near and far; C is for the cattle which we are paid to mind; ...

    Article : 322 words
  11. 'Twould Make No Difference.

    A bright youth undergoing examination for admission to one of the Government departments found himself confronted with the question : ...

    Article : 84 words
  12. Fried Water Melon.

    I called on a young married couple recently whom I esteem and who furnish me with a good deal of marketable material, too (says a writer in the New York Recorder.) ...

    Article : 293 words
  13. Truth is Mighty.

    They didn't know for sure that the man they had had stolen the horde, but they were guessing so near it that they had a rope around his neck and were heading him for the nearest ...

    Article : 228 words

    I am a poor bushman, I've just been to town With two hundred pounds in my cheque; I went in too heavy and soon knocked it down, When I found I had made a mistake: ...

    Article : 359 words
  15. Sower, Sow Thyself.

    A well-known legislator was addressing an agricultural meeting in the South, and in the course of his remarks expressed the opinion that farmers do not sufficiently vary their ...

    Article : 134 words
  16. The Widow's Sufferings.

    A coloured woman in a Texas town has just buried her fourth husband. As in duty bound Parson Whangdoodle Baxter called to console the widow. ...

    Article : 108 words

    A Victorian correspondent, "C. W.," in forwarding a copy of the song "The Stockman's Last Bed," which we published some weeks ago, gives the following account of the origin of ...

    Article : 447 words



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